In this engaging talk from the EG'08 conference, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy cell phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure). Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, 2008
Mike Rowe, the host of "Dirty Jobs," tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it’s been unjustifiably degraded in society today. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, economics, entertainment, work, 2008
At the 2008 EG conference, famed puzzle designer Scott Kim takes us inside the puzzle-maker's frame of mind. Sampling his career's work, he introduces a few of the most popular types, and shares the fascinations that inspired some of his best. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, art, computers, design, gaming, math, video, 2008
From the EG conference: Productivity guru Tim Ferriss' fun, encouraging anecdotes show how one simple question -- "What's the worst that could happen?" -- is all you need to learn to do anything. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, book, dance, language, life, productivity, work, 2008
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, culture, economics, global issues, psychology, science, self,...
At EG'08, Adam Savage talks about his fascination with the dodo bird, and how it led him on a strange and surprising double quest. It's an entertaining adventure through the mind of a creative obsessive. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, animals, art, birds, creativity, entertainment, exploration, film,...
At the 2008 EG Conference, artist Miru Kim talks about her work. Kim explores industrial ruins underneath New York and then photographs herself in them, nude -- to bring these massive, dangerous, hidden spaces into sharp focus. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, art, arts, beauty, entertainment, exploration, photography, 2008
Marc Pachter has conducted live interviews with some of the most intriguing characters in recent American history as part of a remarkable series created for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. He reveals the secret to a great interview and shares extraordinary stories of talking with Steve Martin, Clare Booth Luce and more. Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2008, TED, Talks, art, history, performance, personal growth, 2008